Wireless Neologism

Margaret — inspired by her experience at a local cafe that offers free, but unreliable, 802.11 wireless access — suggested that we refer to the connectivity at such venues as “wiffy.”

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  1. Agreed. A couple of weeks ago we were in a condo that offered paid high speed access via cable modem. We were told on check in, however, that it was “broken.” When we got into the room, my husband checked for access on the cablemodem anyway and found that it was broken in a way that allowed access without paying. Eventually, it was “fixed” and we ended up paying the weekly rate.

    We liked our “broken” access much better, the price was right. 😉

  2. Reminds me of something I read a while ago. A spouse who was not net-savvy was peering over her husband’s shoulder as he read about memes, blogs and tipping points.

    “What’s all this Me Me stuff?” she said.

    Rather nailed it, if I do say so myself.

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